Will Book I, pages 50-51
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
The last Will and Testament of James Shaw of Lee district Calhoun County West Virginia. In the name of God Amen. I, James Shaw, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Item first. I will and Bequeath to Josephine Walker the lot and building on which I now live and as there is no debts or claims whatever against it shall not be sold untill Josephine Walker is twenty one years old. Item Second I will and Bequeath to James M. Walker all my Medical books. medicines, and all other things belonging to the Practice, that may be in my possession. Item - And all artickles of furniture belonging to me shall go unto the hands of Josephine Walker.
Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named James Shaw to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto.
This 25th day December 1876
G. W. Robertson
Circuit Court of Calhoun County Saturday June 24, 1882
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James Shaw deceased who had a known place of residence in Calhoun County wherein he died, was this day presented for probate by Miss Josephine Walker, And thereupon Newton Sharp and George W. Robertson the subscribing witnesses thereto after having been sworn proved that at the time of the execution of the said will the said James Shaw was of sound mind and disposing memory, and over the age of twenty one years, that he signed the said will in their presence and published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament and that they at the same time and at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed the said will as witnesses. Whereupon the said will is hereby duly admitted to probate as the true last will and testament of the said James Shaw deceased.
A Copy Teste: George W. Silcott Clerk.